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Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) senior counsel Suzan Flamm presented a seminar called Dodd-Frank & Conflict Minerals: What it means for your gold and tungsten supply chains at the JA New York summer show on July 28.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act requires that publicly-held companies report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on the origins of the gold and tungsten they use.

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With less than two weeks to go to the opening of the 2013 CIBJO Congress in Tel Aviv on May 7, 2013, the sixth of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released.

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The Government of South Africa paid tribute today to Eli Izhakoff, outgoing President of the World Diamond Council, for his significant role in establishing the Kimberley Process, at the 10th anniversary KP Intersessional Meeting taking place here.
 

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Members of the Japanese gem and jewelry industry gained an exclusive insight into the world of colored diamonds when John King, the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) chief quality officer and noted expert on colored diamonds, presented an update at the GIA's GemFest in Tokyo on April 11.

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Gaetano Cavalieri, the president of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, visited the Armenian capital of Yerevan this week, where on Tuesday he was invited to attend the official inauguration celebrations of President Serzh Sargsyan, who recently was elected for a second term in office.

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The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the licensing authority for the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) will host an inaugural Dubai Diamond Conference in March.

The program for the March 18-19 conference will include discussions on how to create innovation and growth in the diamond industry in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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The trading floor of the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai has been inaugurated more than two years after the exchange was officially opened.

BDB President Anoop Mehta said the move was likely to speed up the process of the many companies still in the historic Opera House bourse area in the center of the city moving out to the modern exchange that was opened in October 2010.

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The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) elected Ernest Blom, its vice-president, as president on Tuesday at the 24th World Diamond Congress in Mumbai.

Blom, who was unopposed, replaces Avi Paz, former president of the Israel Diamond Exchange. Blom is a former WFDB president and an honorary life president.

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The Responsible Jewellery Council has announced that James Courage, Chief Executive Officer of Platinum Guild International (PGI), will succeed Dr. Matt Runci as RJC Chairman. Courage's appointment was unanimously endorsed by the RJC Board at its recent meeting, and he will assume the position of RJC Chairman-elect upon Matt Runci's retirement at on December 31, 2012.

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India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has announced changes in leadership following the organization's biennual elections at the end of September.

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